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THE LAW RELATING TO THE PROPERTY OF

MARRIED PERSONS.

PUBLISHED BY

JAMES MACLEHOSE AND SONS, GLASGOW,

Publishers to the anibersity.

MACMILLAN AND CO., LONDON AND NEW YORK. London, :

Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton,

Kent and Co., Limited.
Cambridge, - Macmillan and Bowes.
Edinburgh, Douglas and Foulis.

MDCCCXCI.

THE PROPERTY OF MARRIED

PERSONS

WITH AN APPENDIX OF STATUTES

AND NOTES.

BY

DAVID MURRAY

M.A. HON. LL.D. GLASG,

MEMBER OF THE FACULTY OF PROCURATORS IN GLASGOW

GLASGOW

JAMES MACLEHOSE & SONS
Publishers to the aniversity

1891

PREFACE.

The following work is founded upon a lecture delivered in Glasgow last winter, and this accounts for its form. Its object is to state shortly the effect of marriage upon the property of the spouses, the claims of the children of the marriage and the rights of creditors on the bankruptcy of either of the parents or of the children. The common law is first explained,—to some extent in its historical development,—then the alterations made upon it by statute, particularly by the Married Women's Property Acts, and lastly the usual arrangements which are made by contract in lieu or in supplement of the provisions to which married persons and their children are legally entitled. Chapters II. and III., which treat of the common law, must therefore be read in connection with what follows. To prevent confusion I have given references in the footnotes to the principal statutory changes on the common law, and the index will in general show at a glance both what the law was and what it is.

I have to thank Mr. John A. Spens and Mr. George Guthrie for their kindness in reading the proof sheets and for many valuable suggestions.

DAVID MURRAY.

169 WEST GEORGE STREET,

Glasgow, 31st January, 1891.

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